Google Ronald Reagan, Hubert Humphrey. You find Ronald Reagan’s 1948 endorsement of liberal Hubert Humphrey for Senator from Minnesota…We call this Transpartisan.
In his first days, President Trump has revealed the weaknesses of policy made by Presidential tweets and invoked corrective responses from other institutions both public and private.
“I have a running war with the media. They’re scum. They are horrible people. . . . [T]he media is the opposition party in many ways,” Trump says of the media. “You are a liar,” the media says of Trump. More eyeballs watched each. The attention boosted the ratings of both. We think they often speak different languages.
October 31, 2016, 499 years to the date after Martin Luther challenged the Catholic Church, Pope Francis traveled to Lutheran Sweden, to recognize Luther and lead off a yearlong acknowledgement of the Protestant Reformation that divided Christianity into feuding sects.
Formed in the 1790s, Jefferson’s Democratic-Republicans and Alexander Hamilton’s Federalists were the country’s, and thus the world’s, first political parties. The Democratic-Republicans believed in an agrarian-based, decentralized, democratic government.
When people are upset, you ‘can’t reason with them’. A marriage counselor taught that when upset, people often change how they ‘code their messages’. When this happens, they go into trances dominated by stress.
As the quarrelsome year of 2016 passes, 2017 arrives with the possibility of strength in administration and principled criticism in opposition by all Americans, including the more than half who disassociated themselves from the Presidential election.
Comedy Central’s Samantha Bee and virulent conservative Glenn Beck? Together? Approaching one million views, “Strange Bedfellows – Full Frontal” with rebel Samantha Bee hosting ultraconservative Glenn Beck makes a Transpartisan point.
Transpartisans, people from all walks of life and all political hues committed to solving problems together, can affect political reality. They can do this by constructively integrating the Founders’ checks and balances with the powerful democratizing information tools permeating our daily lives.